The USC Trojans fell to the Utah Utes 47-24 in front of a sold out crowd at Allegiant Stadium on Friday. The crushing loss all but eliminated the Trojans from the College Football Playoff picture. It also marked the second loss to the Utes in as many months. Utah took advantage of several key USC injuries on both sides of the ball, including that of quarterback Caleb Williams who "popped" his hamstring during a run in the 1st quarter.
Raleek Brown caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Williams to help the Trojans jump out to an early 14-0 lead. However, that was the only lead the Trojans would get as the Utes would go on to outscore them 30-7 in the second half.
USC will now likely play in the Cotton Bowl on January 2nd, 2023 as they still had a dazzling 10-2 record to end the season. With Austin Jones potentially declaring for the NFL Draft and Travis Dye out for the season, Raleek Brown is poised to be more involved in the offense going forward.